As if leaks were not enough, it looks like legitimate copies of Grand Theft Auto V have shipped to customers early! Users on Twitter and Instagram have reported getting early copies of what will likely be the largest game of the year from Amazon UK. Their are other reports that the game also went on sale early at Spanish retailers.
Rockstar is reportedly investigating the early shipped copies, saying to GamesIndustry International “We are in the process of investigating early ‘sales’ to determine how and why that is occurring.”
Grand Theft Auto V comes out in under 48 hours! I’m picking it up on the midnight release on Xbox 360 and will review it within the week.
This reporter’s opinion: I’m guessing that any early shipping was likely an error on the part of the shipper, not amazon. It’s happened before, and I doubt Amazon would maliciously sell it early. The retailer in Spain just seems like plain stupidity.
by, Bobby Marquardt